Devine calls for a rematch after Martin defeat

Michael Devine
Michael Devine

Luton boxer Michael Devine has called for rematch with Tommy Martin after losing their Intercontinental title fight at the 02 Arena on Saturday.

He said: “To get beaten how I did was a bit harsh.

“He hit me with many low shots and had points deducted. I got hit low again so I took a knee and got hit by a combination when I was on the knee.

“By the time the ref got involved it was too late, the damage was done.

“He gave me a minute to recover and a minute was not long enough. I was already gone, I didn’t know where I was.

“If I had hit him while he was taking a knee I would have been disqualified, so really he should have been disqualified, but the ref bottled it.

“If he wasn’t a Matchroom fighter I would have won by disqualification, but obviously it didn’t happen.”

Michael Devine

“If he wasn’t a Matchroom fighter I would have won by disqualification, but obviously it didn’t happen.

“I would love an immediate rematch, there’s a big show in December, so I’m going to go to the board, make a complaint and see if we can get the rematch, although I’m sure they wouldn’t be too keen on it.

“If we have a re-match I’m confident I’ve seen enough of Tommy Martin and know what I’d have to do to win.”